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"Apple does not fall far from the tree" - subclinical atherosclerosis in children with familial hypercholesterolemia

"Apple does not fall far from the tree" - subclinical atherosclerosis in children with familial hypercholesterolemia

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https://lipidworld.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12944-020-01335-2

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) increases the risk of atherosclerosis in children and adults. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in young patients FH is usually subclinical but recognition of children with more pronounced changes is crucial for adjusting effective management. Aim of this research was to use ultrasonography with two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DST) and tonometry to evaluate atherosclerotic changes in patients with FH (parents and their offspring).